You can get a Savage Axis in 223 with a 1:9 twist for about $300. Available in other calibers too. You need to watch the twist rate on 223. 1:12 favors light bullets. 1:9 will get you into the 6o+ grain while still doing ok with the 50 grain. My CZ527 American has a 1:12 and likes 45 grain bullets. It wont shoot the 55 grain nearly as well. Still inside 1moa though.
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